Beautifully written, extraordinarily powerful, One Two wins the 2017
Millennium Book Award
Clarissa: I lowered myself onto the lavish Louis 14th chair, swallowing tightly I peered down at my badly ironed, outmoded office-girl get-up. How could an ordinary girl with an unnatural fondness for vintage clothes and art, find herself amongst a room of hopefuls looking more like supermodels? The boss’s name was a mystery. But judging by the opulent surroundings, he was filthy rich with impeccable, old-world tastes. The following day, my life changed, from impoverished art history graduate to someone with a charge account and company car. And then there was my new hot boss. Enigmatic and generous, Aidan Thornhill was insanely handsome. His liquid gaze stripped me bare right to my very soul, making my skin sizzle.
Aidan: Even in that antiquated green cardigan and mess of black hair stacked up in a sagging bun, Clarissa Moone took my breath away. With a heart just as beautiful, Clarissa’s soft, well-educated manner along with her curvaceous, classic beauty left me speechless. I broke every rule in my book. One gaze from those large dark eyes and my body, mind, and soul stirred to the point of no return.
If an author is to make their mark in contemporary romance then they need to do more than string a few well-worn tropes together and hope for the best. Sadly this is exactly what many new authors do so it’s always refreshing to come across a new literary voice who does so much more. ENTRANCE might be a debut release for J J Sorel but she has certainly hit the ground running and the result is a heady mix of fevered romance, mystery and suspense. It’s not that favoured tropes aren’t present, indeed you can find the influence of several bestsellers on Sorel’s work but the important thing here is that she has her own distinctive style of writing and a knack for creating uniquely nuanced characters. Aidan and Clarissa are vibrant and endearing and through alternative narrative perspectives, we come to know them intimately. Their innermost desires, the longing that draws them together and the secret that might be their undoing. With an intelligent and intriguing plot, Sorrel draws us in and keeps us on tenterhooks throughout whilst a cracking denouement leave us eager for more.
A notable debut in a sea of ever-burgeoning genre releases, ENTRANCE is sure to delight its readers whilst distinguishing Sorel as an author to watch. It is highly recommended.
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Born in Melbourne, Australia, I come from a professional dance background. I began writing my first book in 2009, a time-travel romance set in the Regency period.
50 Shades of Grey, was the first contemporary romance book I’d ever read. Up to that point, I’d spent my entire reading life buried in 19th-century books, like Jane Austen, the Brontes, George Eliot just to name a few. Georgette Heyer and Daphne du Maurier were as modern as I got.
But then, one day, I picked up 50 Shades of Grey and couldn’t put it down. Impressed by their heartfelt, down to earth portrayal of love and sex, I quickly developed a voracious appetite for contemporary romance books. I was so inspired by the genre, that I decided to explore that world as a writer.
About J J Sorel